Dec 07, 2023
The Bachelor of Science in public health is a dynamic major that prepares students for various careers in community/public health settings, such as hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and worksite health promotion programs. This degree exposes students to a wide range of public health careers while providing the foundational courses required for professional post-graduate work. The mission of the public health program is to provide quality academic education and structured professional experiences designed to prepare students to plan, implement and evaluate health programs and to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their communities.
University Core Curriculum Requirements
C. Life and Physical Sciences
D. Language, Philosophy and Culture
G. Government/Political Science
H. Social and Behavioral Sciences
Core Science Labs
Two hours from:
Complete three hours of KINE activity coursework from:
Complete three hours of health (HLTH) electives. To be discussed with advisor.
Complete one hour of:
Complete five hours of:
Complete an academic minor of at least 18 semester hours, but not more than 24 semester hours, with at least six advanced hours at SFA.
The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree.
- A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
- A C average in work completed in the major field
- A C average in work completed in the minor field
The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.
Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.
Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.
View HOP policy 02-214.
Texas Success Initiative Program
All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information bulletin page.
The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.